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"Zombies" in Mexico City. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Admit it, you’ve imagined the scenario: a zombie outbreak occurs, and you’re left with only your survival skills to make it out alive.

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Zombies, Pasta, and the Future of Political Protest

Tongue-in-cheek religious movements are a fun way to mobilize for a cause, but this Slovenian zombie church is taking it to the next level.

The new face of European politics

A new faith is on the rise in the small, post-Yugoslav nation of Slovenia. With around 10,000 disciples, it’s now the fifth largest denomination in the country with a population of two million. The new religion isn’t Mormonism or spiritualism or some other globally ascendant force, though, it’s the Trans-Universal Zombie Church of the Blissful Ringing, a faith created specifically to protest political corruption. This undead church shares some irreverent characteristics with other recently invented religions, like the now well-known Pastafarianism, but distinguishes itself in its direct, constructive, and community-building focus.

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Feast Your Eyes: Horror Movie Sound Effects in the Produce Aisle

In which horror movie sound effects are made by ripping apart celery stalks and punching cabbage.

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In this short promo, Tim Prebble, a film sound designer with whole slew of B-movies to his name, shows us how to make the stomach-churning sound effects that bring flesh-eating zombies and alien goop to life—by massacring vegetables. He rips celery from its heart, stalk by stalk, machetes squash, and creates a hideous squelchy sucking sound by jamming his fingers deep into a cantaloupe. So now you know: Vegetables really are scary!

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